This game appears to be better than the other Walking Dead game, which definitely didn't deserve GOTY. This has better graphics, better gameplay, more stuff to do and is actually challenging. Point and click in between hundreds of cut scenes... and most people complain about them. Bear in mind I haven't actually played either game but i've seen many youtube videos and reviews, but take what i say with a pinch of salt.
Now to rebut this article. At the beginning of the article you were complaining that it was too easy to kill walkers (4 slashes with knife), but by the end you were saying it was too hard (guns aren't good). It was also pointed out that the killing of walkers isn't true to the comics/ films as disembodied heads stay alive, but i've just seen a walker on the other Walking Dead game get killed with one stab, and that game is praised. There's an absence of distinctiveness between walkers? I can agree somewhat with that, but it's no worse than any other game. You then go on to complain that you can be hurt by a walker if you're standing too close. That just sounds like the developers have put some realism into their game, although i know it can be annoying when you get killed by someone who appeared to be metres away. Complaining about valid tactics when you're surrounded leads me to think, along with your previous point, that you, like the majority of people, just want to play an easy game you don't have to think about, which is unfortunate for the rest of us who like a challenge, but are increasingly seeing games becoming shorter and easier, and focusing more on multiplayer. "the noise of a shot frequently causes more trouble than it's worth" again just sounds like realistic gameplay to me. Walkers should be attracted to the sound of a shotgun going off, although not reacting to the light of your torch should have been your really worry. "she must have eaten the hamper..." admittedly is a bit of an oversight but things like this happen in all games. (Also the ending to the third star wars movie wasn't that bad
Just saying that, from what i've seen, i can't believe that the other game is so much better than this one. Yes the story is better but it's just like a film or maybe a television series
that you make some decisions in and sometimes take control of. Not an immersive game like some nowadays. I suppose i could be wrong but i guess i won't know until i play them.